EVENT: Operation Backpack 2016
What is Operation Backpack?
Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need.
Children who live in poverty or are homeless face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school. Preparing these children for school with a new backpack filled with school supplies boosts their self-esteem and gives them the tools and confidence needed to learn and thrive in school.
With your help, Operation Backpack® has been able to provide thousands of backpacks, school supplies, and a variety of support services to poverty-stricken or homeless children throughout the Greater Sacramento Area, Bay Area and Reno, NV. Together, we are helping children learn and thrive in school, stay in school, and build a bright future.
Participate in Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack® and help children in need be prepared and excited for their first day of school!
- See more at: www.voa-ncnn.org/operation-backpack